The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 78 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.71% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £50,000 - £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
MPLS
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
198 209 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 23.52% 23.33% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 175 204 165
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Southampton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (77.78%) CCNP
3 14 (77.78%) CCNA
3 14 (77.78%) BGP
3 14 (77.78%) IPsec
4 12 (66.67%) VLAN
4 12 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (66.67%) OSPF
4 12 (66.67%) VoIP
4 12 (66.67%) VPN
5 11 (61.11%) PPP
6 9 (50.00%) Windows
6 9 (50.00%) Linux
6 9 (50.00%) L2TP
7 8 (44.44%) RTP
7 8 (44.44%) Juniper
7 8 (44.44%) Junos
7 8 (44.44%) Statistics
8 7 (38.89%) LAN
8 7 (38.89%) WAN
9 5 (27.78%) CCIE
10 3 (16.67%) CCDA
10 3 (16.67%) TACACS
10 3 (16.67%) DHCP
10 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 3 (16.67%) FTP
10 3 (16.67%) HTTP
10 3 (16.67%) SNMP
10 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) BGP
1 14 (77.78%) IPsec
2 12 (66.67%) VLAN
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 12 (66.67%) OSPF
2 12 (66.67%) VPN
2 12 (66.67%) VoIP
3 11 (61.11%) PPP
4 9 (50.00%) L2TP
5 8 (44.44%) RTP
5 8 (44.44%) Junos
6 7 (38.89%) LAN
6 7 (38.89%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 3 (16.67%) FTP
7 3 (16.67%) HTTP
7 3 (16.67%) WLAN
7 3 (16.67%) LDAP
7 3 (16.67%) ATM
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Sales Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Statistics
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
1 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Time Management
2 2 (11.11%) Budget Control
2 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (77.78%) CCNP
2 14 (77.78%) CCNA
3 5 (27.78%) CCIE
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) CCDA
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint